Eliot Spitzer Seeks Office Despite Prostitution Scandal

by William White | July 8, 2013 3:26 pm

NewLetters[1]Eliot Spitzer resigned as governor of New York five years ago[2] during a prostitution scandal, but is now asking for forgiveness as he re-enters politics with a run for the office of comptroller of New York City.

“I’m hopeful there will be forgiveness, I am asking for it,” Spitzer told The New York Times.

Spitzer’s return to politics is well timed. Representative Mark Sanford of South Carolina and the New York mayoral contender Anthony D. Weiner have both shown that public disapproval over sexual scandals doesn’t have to be the end of a politician, reports NYT.

Spitzer claims that citizens often ask him to run for office again.

“It happens all the time,” Spitzer told NYT. “People who walk with me on the street say, ‘People really do want you to get back in.’ ”

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  2. five years ago: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/08/nyregion/spitzer-seeks-ballot-for-city-comptrollers-race.html?_r=0

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